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Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine #198172 03/21/2019 3:28 AM
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I just read Max Prasac?s article in the American Hunter magazine. A great article Max. What a hunt! Up close and personal. Wow.


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Just read your write up in American Hunter Max, very well done & a great bull. And yes, 15 yds is very close, about 2 seconds close, even less if he knows you just hurt him! Nice read, I enjoyed it.

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I got my American Hunter yesterday and this was the first article I read. Great article Max!

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I read that article and was warmed by the memories of his posting pictures in real time.Well Done!

Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: Jeff460] #198178 03/21/2019 2:19 PM
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Gentlemen, thank you for the kind words! It was most certainly a memorable hunt!


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Really enjoyed the article, myself! So good to see short gun hunters in modern gun rags!

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Enjoyed the article!


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Max Prasac aka Whitworth, that Gun Digest TV link provides a great overview of why you are the leader in promoting big-bore hunting and shooting. And by stating at the start how kinetic energy does not equal killing power, but hitting the vitals with a big-bore revolver bullet delivered deep by use of weight and diameter, is a measurable means to PROVE killing ability. I applaud you sir.

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Well done and a great read. Exciting hunt

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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Max Prasac aka Whitworth, that Gun Digest TV link provides a great overview of why you are the leader in promoting big-bore hunting and shooting. And by stating at the start how kinetic energy does not equal killing power, but hitting the vitals with a big-bore revolver bullet delivered deep by use of weight and diameter, is a measurable means to PROVE killing ability. I applaud you sir.


You're too kind, Jeff! My goal is to open the eyes of the non believers, quash the naysayers, and drag as many people into this wonderful pursuit of ours as humanly possible. I thank you again.


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Great article in the American Hunter magazine , well written and full of useful information !

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Nice Bull!


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Great article like always.


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Great article. That must have been a BLAST!!! I said, green with envy.


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Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: adbhowler] #198412 03/29/2019 9:53 PM
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Looking on-line I can only see the 'How to prep' article. This is a top rate guide to the efforts required for our sport. I also notice that the latest newsletter sent out by Kahr Firearms Group prominently features a direct link to the article. Great job spreading the word.

Is there a further article detailing the hunt itself?

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Is there a link so I can view the article on line? I get the NRAs shooting illustrated or whatever it is... Maybe need to switch back if AH has any regular handgun hunting stuff...


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Vance, see if this works. Cape Buffalo Article


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Thanks John!


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Thanks guys!

That link goes to the article about my preparation for that hunt, not the hunting feature which will eventually end up on the American Hunter website. All articles in the magazine first go to print before going to the site.


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Good to know. please Let us know when that article drops. Thanks!


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Very nice. Looking forward to the follow up.


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Max, I'm sure a bunch of readers in AH thought you were a little goofy writing about using the short guns on buff.
I noticed on several TV shows (where the host is a "pro" and knows everything) that they say Cape buffs require a bunch of shots. Glad I didn't hear that before my trips. I've taken 3 Cape buffs- 2 with .416 Taylor Encore and one with .475 L(275X). One shot is all I needed on each one.
Good article. Waiting for "the rest of the story".

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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
Max, I'm sure a bunch of readers in AH thought you were a little goofy writing about using the short guns on buff.
I noticed on several TV shows (where the host is a "pro" and knows everything) that they say Cape buffs require a bunch of shots. Glad I didn't hear that before my trips. I've taken 3 Cape buffs- 2 with .416 Taylor Encore and one with .475 L(275X). One shot is all I needed on each one.
Good article. Waiting for "the rest of the story".


Thanks Doc! The hunt feature is in the current (April) issue of American Hunter.

On the issue of multiple shots. Even when my animal is hit lethally, it will get more convincing it's dead with multiple follow-up shots - whether it needs it or not. That's the way I'm wired and it's just good insurance. My first shot on my Cape buffalo was in the chest and we got around seven feet of penetration, including all the way through the rumen. But, I keep shooting...call me paranoid!


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I can understand insurance shots on the Big 5 and the like, but aren?t you worried about meat loss with multiple shots on other game? Just curious.


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 Originally Posted By: JDK
I can understand insurance shots on the Big 5 and the like, but aren?t you worried about meat loss with multiple shots on other game? Just curious.


I'm more concerned with the meat running away in its entirety...

Anchoring it and getting one steak is better than not anchoring it and getting no steaks.

We are talking about big and dangerous game in this instance. Keep in mind that pretty much all PHs will encourage their hunter to keep shooting irrespective of the lethality of the first shot, either rifle or handgun. They don't want you to lose your animal less than you do.


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A dead deer in the truck is better than two in the brush!


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 Originally Posted By: JDK
A dead deer in the truck is better than two in the brush!


Exactly - hahahaha!


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Excellent article...Congratulations on an awesome bull!! Had to be a hunt of a lifetime!!

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I too read this article . nice writing and shooting Max!

I just watched your Gundigest episode on the youtube machine last night too. It's nice to see someone representing the wheelgun crowd!


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Congrats Max. Great article and great hunt.


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JUST GOT MY HANDS ON A COPY OF THE ARTICLE. I GOT TO SEE VIDEO OF THE MOUNTAIN CAPE BUFFALO HUNT, AS WELL AS TALK WITH MAX ABOUT THE HUNT, AND NOW I HAVE READ THE ARTICLE. GREAT ARTICLE, AND ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE CAPE BUFFALO HUNTS I KNOW ABOUT.


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Max, great article on the hunt preparation! Can?t wait to read the hunt article. From all the comments, it?s sounds like a good one.


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Gentlemen, thank you!


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Here is a link to the actual article from American Hunter's website:

https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2019/4/14/black-death-bad-breath-close/


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Awesome article and even awesomer Cape Buffalo. Congrats and great hunting!!


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Great article, thanks for posting it as I get the Rifleman instead of the Hunter. Awesome job.

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Good to see this...Great job.

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 Originally Posted By: COR
Good to see this...Great job.


Thank you sir!

Thanks guys, much appreciated!


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Solid work Max!!

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 Originally Posted By: SChunter
Solid work Max!!


Thanks Dur!


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